Board of Directors

Joseph M. Porter
Board President & CEO
Accountant, University of Arkansas

Jamie Leidelmeyer
Board Secretary & COO
Sustainability Officer, Hive Brands

Francisco Cortez
Board Treasurer & CFO
Senior Vice President, Arvest Bank

Jason Hudson

Jason Hudson
Board Member at Large
Senior Placement Partner, Global HR Partners

Monica Jannati
Board Member at Large
Events Director, Fayetteville Town Center

Administration & Programs

Steve Harrelson, Operations Coordinator

Steve Harrelson
Operations Manager

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Cjay Crespo
Manager, Gayetteville Apparel


Patty Johnson
Program Coordinator, Get Checked


Dale Manning
Program Coordinator, Peer Community

Richard Gathright
Director & Festival Manager

Hannah Withers
Assistant Director & Parade Manager

Monica Jannati
Manager, Glitterville Events

Jamie Dougherty
Coordinator, Sponsor & Vendor Relations

Josh Murphree
Coordinator, Parade Logistics

Robert Stafford
Advertising Sales Manager
Blue Star Business Services

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